Ageladas (ăjˌəlāˈdəs), c.540–c.460 B.C., Greek sculptor of the Argive school, famous for his statues of gods and Olympian athletes. Some modern authorities, such as R. Ross Holloway, claim that Ageladas was the teacher of many great sculptors, such as Polykleitos the Elder, Phidias, and Myron.
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Ancient Greek sculptor. Worked from approximately 520 to 450 B.C. Head of the Argos school. Ageladas is considered the teacher of Myron, Polyclitus, and possibly of Phidias. The statue of Poseidon found in the Aegean Sea near the Cape Artemision (bronze, circa 460 B.C., National Museum, Athens) is reputed to belong to Ageladas’ circle.
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